Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney Form


A Pennsylvania motor vehicle power of attorney is a form that makes it possible for a vehicle owner or business owner to assign vehicle administration tasks to an individual. The party completing the responsibilities for the owner is called the attorney-in-fact. A motor vehicle power of attorney gives a limited amount of power to the attorney-in-fact. Since the power is limited, the assigned person can only use their authority to fulfill the requested duties. In other words, they cannot sell the vehicle if the owner has only allowed them to obtain a duplicate title.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) does not require the owner to file the form with the office. However, the attorney-in-fact must retain a copy when acting for the vehicle owner. Although the document does not need to be notarized, the state of Pennsylvania recommends it for authentication purposes. A signed and/or notarized form proves the form’s legitimacy to the PennDOT or a third party. Upon notarization, the vehicle owner must bring a form of identification (i.e., driver’s license, birth certificate, military identification, passport, etc.) to the appointment to verify their identity.

Signing requirements: Must be signed by the person who owns the vehicle (an individual or business owner).